Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Single Malt Scotch - 13 to 19 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Premium - 2013
Malt Maniacs Awards
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013
Insider knowledge: Glengoyne 18 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glengoyne 18 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Hints of soft spice and dried peels. A little apricot, honey and vanilla.
Palate: Creamy custard and dried peels. Allspice, manuka honey and hints of butterscotch.
Finish: Creamy caramel and malt. Candied peels.
I have tried this at the distillery twice and also at home, it has an deep intense flavour. I would recommend pouring into the glass and leaving to sit for a good 30-45 mins as the flavour really opens up. One of my favourite drams from one of the best distilleries in Scotland.
15th January 2014
I first drank it in The Ablanach, a fine whisky bar in Edinborough. I like it because it has the slightly sweetish aftertaste I love in the too-expensive (for me) Balvenie 21-year-old. Good stuff at a good price!
24th June 2013